About This Show
A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.
Most Recent Episode
The Art of Living - Listening without Ears
< 1 day ago
Rhianna Dhillon speaks to Eloise Garland about her journey to explore how people with hearing loss engage with music, challenging assumptions about the deaf community.
Eloise began to lose her own hearing fifteen years ago. Now aged 23, she's a professional singer, violinist and teacher - and reveals her very personal engagement with sound.
She considers different ways of teaching and appreciating music - some of which might surprise people who aren't deaf - and shares her deep emotional connection to an art form and cultural activity that is so strongly associated with hearing.
Eloise also meets Tarek Atoui, a composer and sound artist who brings together deaf and hearing people to make music with special instruments designed to expand the experience of sound beyond the aural. If music cannot be heard, what are the other ways of listening?
Producer: Steve Urquhart
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 4
(Image credit: Caroline Lessire).
Episodes of This Show
4 days ago
Rated 4 out of
Some Great, others ok
I have really enjoyed some of these podcasts, the most recent one about wrestling and how wrestlers deftly respond to the mood of the crowd during and before matches was intriguing. Wrestlers noted that pitty for a wrestler was the big hitter for getting crowds on side, not elation or anything else, very interesting indeed.
Not all episodes are great but I would recommend checking each episode as there are some real gems here
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 4 out of
Radio 4 doing one of the things it does best.
Always worth listening to the thorough and in depth research by journalists in a time slot that allows them to fully explain their topic. Even if you have no interest in the topic it is a good listen and you will probably learn something.
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic multi topic program
It offers an eclectic variety of topics and documentary styles. It is remarkable the serious investigation behind each program.
Date published: 2013-10-14